Saturday, November 26, 2022

Holiday Release - Christmas Time


Today we use our second release called Christmas Time. This has an amazing scent many have coined it as Christmas in a tub. I have to say it is very close with notes of Eucalyptus, Burch, Fir Needles, Pine Needles, and Cedar Bark. One whiff and it places you back when waiting for Santa was something you did and have fond memories of.

In today's video, I talk a little about Occam's Razor how to load a blade, etc.. and I also talked about watching The Wonder on Netflix and how amazing Florance Pugh is. This is an amazing tale with an equally amazing ending. The one thing I will touch on is the director decided to start you out of character right from the opening scene and bring you in slowly to the story and he does the same thing but only in reverse and at the end of the story. I personally think this is a distraction and adds nothing to the story itself. If you think you know the reason why he would do this please let me know I found this to almost ruined the experience of watching what may be an award-winning movie.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Holiday Release Silent Night


With all the holidays right around the corner, I thought it was a good idea to jump-start the holidays with our releases First up Silent Night and the amazing scent profile that you might just use all year round. The scent is unlike anything you’ve experienced in the past. Notes: Honey, Sweet Vanilla Dried Fruits, Sheer Musk, Foral Jasmine. This intoxicating scent will surely bring you closer to peace every time you use it.

Then there was Christmas Time one of our first holiday releases going back to 2015. The original label was redesigned back 5 years ago and it was well received. A perfect Christmas tree scent, a crisp outdoor blend of Eucalyptus, Burch, Fir Needles, Pine Needles, and Cedar Bark. Most people when they first take in this scent comment on how did we get Christmas in the tub and I always say it in the aftershave too!

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Shaving With Salty Sea Air


Wow, is it really November in N.Y.?  I have a short sleeve shirt on, and it's 75 degrees. Stores are displaying trees and ornaments the hallmark channel has nothing but Christmas movies on. I heard on the radio that since they have been taking readings (1890) 2020 was the warmest Nov on Record ever! and we are getting closer to passing that as well.

That leads me to today's video shaving with Salty Sea Air. I feel like we are still in summer so I know of no better shaving soap to use. Such an amazing scent one that would bring anyone regardless of what season right back to summer days at the beach.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Shaving With Enigma From Gingers Garden


Something I haven't used in a while and with one hell of a scent is from Gingers Garden called Enigma. This one is still in the original tin that was offered when I first tried it back in 2015 a good seven years ago.

At the time everyone was talking about it and the buzz was all over the forums and for good reason, it was and still is that good. I have to say I never could have imagined the scent on this one it must be experienced to be appreciated.

This came in a tin back then but now I think her shaving soaps are mostly if not all in plastic tubs. Back then the tins had been all the rage and then one by one artisans switched, it only took one of two to influence the rest. Today I think more artisans look at things in a new way to inspire instead of who is doing what and rushing to copy them. Anyway, I do like this tin and will be keeping this until the puck has disappeared If I was not involved in doing reviews most of the soaps I love including this one would have already been gone.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Shaving With Nordic Skies


Today was a busy day. I usually take my shave on Sunday then I have all week to do the edits and make changes ad graphics but this weekend was a bust. So many things going on I had to do my shave on a Monday and man I could not wait.

I used Nordic Skies for this shave just because I love the scent. This is my take on the Drakkar Noir and this does take me back to the 80s. I think every guy was wearing it back then. Not only is the fragrance unforgettable but the bottle is also. A beautiful sleek black metallic bottle and until this cologne I'd never seen anything like it. It's still one of the most recognizable fragrance bottles ever.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Soap Locker - New From Captain's Choice


This week I have the pleasure of reviewing the new offering from Captain's Choice called the Soap Locker. When I opened the box and saw Scott's letter I have to be honest I really had no idea what a Soap Locker was? A place to store your soaps in? how could a box this size fit most wet shavers' soap collections? Then it became clear just what he meant by soap locker. He explained that it's the ability to lock an average-sized puck into the bottom of his newly designed ceramic bowl.

This bowl had gone through many changes and configurations until his test audience all agreed on this one design which is now for sale on his website. I just love the size of this bowl it's the perfect size for the average puck most wet shavers will use. The thing that sets this apart is the 3 points that are at the bottom of the bowl. Once you place the soap onto these points it will hold on to the puck so you can lather up or load a brush without the fear of the puck moving or forcing its way out of the bowl. I even turned the bowl upside down in our video to show this amazing hold it has on it.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Alfie Solomons Oud New From Wet The Face


Today I'm excited to introduce the second release from our Shelby Shaving Company called Alfie Solomons Oud. It took me a while to select the perfect scent that would express the personality of Alfie Solomons.

If you are not sure who Alifi Solomons is let me explain. He is a fictional character played by Tom Hardy in the British period crime drama Peaky Blinders. He is the leader of a Jewish gang based in Camden Town and was introduced in Series 2. The character has had a massive cultural impact and has received critical acclaim.

The scent for this release is based on Tom Fords Oud Wood which I think fits perfectly with Mr. Solomons. Oud Wood was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Richard Herpin. Notes of Agarwood (Oud), Brazilian Rosewood, Cardamom, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Sichuan Pepper, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Amber